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Cast Announced for Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXASCast Announced for Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Next up this summer at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The show runs August 2 through August 23 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. (more...)

BEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL Gets Concert at National Arts GalleryBEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL Gets Concert at National Arts Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The new musical Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical will get a special concert presentation at theNational Arts Gallery (15 Gramercy Park South) on Monday, April 17 at 7:30 pm, before debuting a fully staged production at this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF). Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical has a book by Roger O. Hirson (Tony Nominee for Pippin) and music and lyrics by Barbara Carole Sickmen and will be directed by Paul A. Stancato (National Tours: Flashdance, The Lion King, The Wedding Singer) and Music Director Jesse Warkentin (National Tours: Wicked, Cinderella).   Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical is produced by Ron Sickmen. Tickets are FREE to the public but reservation are necessary, they can be made by emailingtheatre@thenationalartsclub.org. (more...)

Tillotson, Treadwell, Leverton, & Vath Join Cast Of First Musical For 29th St Playwrights CollectiveTillotson, Treadwell, Leverton, & Vath Join Cast Of First Musical For 29th St Playwrights Collective
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective presents a staged reading of its first musical: Carrie Robbins' bittersweet paean to science and love, THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTER, A VAUDEVILLE, Monday, April 3, 7 pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective presents VAUDEVILLE ILLUMINATES THE INEVITABLE: THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTERThe 29th Street Playwrights Collective presents VAUDEVILLE ILLUMINATES THE INEVITABLE: THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective present a staged reading of Carrie Robbins' bittersweet paean to science and love, THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTER, A VAUDEVILLE, Monday, April 3, 7 pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Musicals in Mufti Series Presents BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Musicals in Mufti Series Presents BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 13, 2017

The York Theatre Company presents the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill:  A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cynthia Nixon Drops by MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: Cynthia Nixon Drops by MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon stopped by The York Theatre Company's 'New2NY' production of 'Mark Felt, Superstar' to visit friends Joshua Rosenblum (composer) and cast member Peter Benson. Scroll down for photos of her with the cast! (more...)

Photo Coverage: MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 9, 2017

When former FBI agent Mark Felt revealed in 2005 that he had been Deep Throat, the secret source who helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein bring down President Richard Nixon, he ended one of the most intriguing chapters in the history of journalism (and one of the worst in U.S. politics). (more...)

FIRST LOOK: York Theatre Company Sets Watergate to Song in MARK FELT, SUPERSTARFIRST LOOK: York Theatre Company Sets Watergate to Song in MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the New2NYpresentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics byJoshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre CompanyCast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of York Theatre Company's MARK FELT, SUPERSTARPhoto Flash: Meet the Company of York Theatre Company's MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Below, meet the cast and creative team of The York Theatre Company New2NY presentation of Mark Felt, Superstar, with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango)! (more...)

York Theatre Company's MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR Begins Performances This WeekYork Theatre Company's MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR Begins Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of York Theatre Company's MARK FELT, SUPERSTARPhoto Flash: Meet the Company of York Theatre Company's MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Below, meet the cast and creative team of The York Theatre Company New2NY presentation of Mark Felt, Superstar, with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango)! (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre CompanyCast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

Photo Coverage: William Michals Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Solo DebutPhoto Coverage: William Michals Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 13, 2016

While high belters rule Broadway today, during Broadway's Golden Age the baritone was king - which means that the great male numbers written by the likes of Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, The Gershwins, Sigmund Romberg, Cole Porter, and others of their iconic ilk, were largely written for baritones. But William Michals is the one Broadway star of today who is the singular baritone born for that great music. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Voices and Emotions Soar in Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEBWW REVIEW: Voices and Emotions Soar in Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Jan Nargi - Aug 1, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse in southern Maine has been setting the bar higher and higher with each new production under Bradford T. Kenney, artistic director. What used to be a quintessential ocean-side summer stock house now operates from May through November, often mounting New England, and occasionally national, regional premieres. Its current musical, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, is the company's most ambitious venture yet. Adapted from the 1996 Disney animated film which was based on the classic Victor Hugo novel "Notre Dame de Paris," the Ogunquit production boasts a towering vaulted set design, a 21-member cast of Broadway veterans, and a tremendous 32-member choir. This HUNCHBACK delivers soaring vocals as big as its epic themes. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Recording Tops Billboard's Albums ChartTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Recording Tops Billboard's Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The highly anticipated Studio Cast Recording of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, debuted in the top spot on Billboard's Cast Albums chart. The album, available from Ghostlight Records, is also the 14th bestselling current album overall for the week and number 47 on the Billboard Top 200.  Digitally, the recording soared to number 5 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in its first day and was number 9 on Billboard's Current Digital Albums chart for its first week. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz & More Go Inside the Recording Studio for 'HUNCHBACK' Cast AlbumSTAGE TUBE: Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz & More Go Inside the Recording Studio for 'HUNCHBACK' Cast Album
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2016

The highly anticipated Studio Cast Recording of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, is now available from Ghostlight Records. Check it out below! (more...)

AUDIO: More 'HUNCHBACK' Music! Listen to 'Made of Stone' from the New AlbumAUDIO: More 'HUNCHBACK' Music! Listen to 'Made of Stone' from the New Album
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2016

Throughout the week, BroadwayWorld has been rolling out some preview tracks from the album, and we have another one today! Below, take a listen to 'Made of Stone.' (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Michael Arden Record 'Out There' from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEVIDEO: Watch Michael Arden Record 'Out There' from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2016

Beginning today, fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will be able to download four tracks, including the soaring 'Out There,' immediately. Below, watch Michael Arden record the moving number 'Out There' from the production. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Licensing Now Available for Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME; Go Inside Recording Studio!STAGE TUBE: Licensing Now Available for Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME; Go Inside Recording Studio!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, is now available for professional licensing exclusively through Music Theatre International (212-541-4684, www.MTIshows.com). (more...)

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